A Journey Through Tides

A Journey Through Tides

1st Edition - September 13, 2022

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  • Editors: Mattias Green, Joao Duarte
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908511
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908528

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A Journey Through Tides is a fully comprehensive text on the history of tides. It brings together geology and oceanography and discusses, in detail, new ideas that have emerged about how tectonics and tides interact. In addition, the book provides an overview of Earth’s history, from the perspective of tidal changes, while also highlighting other fascinating phenomena (e.g., solid Earth tides and links between tides and earthquakes). Sections cover an introduction to tides for oceanography students and scientists from other disciplines, cover the Earth’s deep time processes, and include several case studies of specific topics/processes that apply to a earth science disciplines. There are many other processes that drive and modify the tides, hence this book also describes why there is a tide, how it has changed since Earth’s early days, and what consequences the tides, and changes in the tides, have on other parts of the Earth system.

Key Features

  • Presents a fully comprehensive overview on tides that goes beyond the field of oceanography
  • Provides a state-of-the-art review on science related to tides, a fundamental element in the Earth System that regulates our planet
  • Explores the limits of our knowledge, including much ongoing research on deep time tides, future tides, tides in exoplanets, and more
  • Includes a website with tectonic animations and associated tidal evolution videos for interactive learning

Readership

Oceanographers at Post Grad level and above, for students looking for an introduction to the fields and researchers new to the area or looking for an introduction to a related field- e/.g geologists and atmospheric Scientists

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Editors biography
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section 1: Fundamentals
  • Chapter 1: Tidal science before and after Newton
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Aspects of the tides known since antiquity
  • 3: Investigations of the tides before Newton
  • 4: Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica
  • 5: Essays for the Académie Royale des Sciences
  • 6: Before and after Newton
  • 7: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Introducing the oceans
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Our blue planet
  • 2: Physical properties of seawater
  • 3: Geography and ocean circulation
  • 4: Key water masses and global distributions
  • 5: Oceanic impact on and sensitivity to Earth's climate
  • References
  • Chapter 3: A brief introduction to tectonics
  • Abstract
  • 1: Tectonics
  • 2: Earth's tectonic cycles
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Why is there a tide?
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction to tides
  • 2: Tidal theories
  • 3: Tides in the real world
  • 4: Tidal energetics and energy losses
  • 5: Chapter summary
  • References
  • Section 2: A tidal journey through time
  • Chapter 5: A timeline of Earth's history
  • Abstract
  • 1: Geological time
  • 2: Chrono-stratigraphy
  • 3: The geological timescale
  • 4: Main events in Earth's history
  • 5: Final remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Hadean and Archean (4600–2500 Ma)
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methods
  • 3: Results
  • 4: Discussion
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Proterozoic (2500–541 Ma)
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methods
  • 3: Results
  • 4: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Phanerozoic (541 Ma-present day)
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Tectonics
  • 3: “It's life, Jim, but not as we know it”
  • 4: The ups and downs of phanerozoic tides
  • 5: Methods
  • 6: Results
  • 7: Case studies
  • 8: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Present day: Tides in a changing climate
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Climate and sea level through the late Quaternary
  • 3: Modeling the tides during the late Pleistocene and Holocene
  • 4: Tides during the late Pleistocene, Holocene, and into the future
  • 5: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Into the future
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methods
  • 3: Results
  • 4: Discussion
  • References
  • Section 3: Consequences of living on a tidal planet
  • Chapter 11: Tides at a coast
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Tides at the coast
  • 3: Tidal interactions with other physical processes
  • 4: Transport of matter
  • 5: Tidal observations at the coast
  • 6: Tidal applications
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Tidal rhythmites: Their contribution to the characterization of tidal dynamics and environments
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Tidalites and tidal rhythmites: Definition and first description
  • 3: Methodology for tidal rhythmite recognition
  • 4: Environments of deposition of tidal rhythmites
  • 5: Implications of tidal rhythmite recognition and interpretation
  • 6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Tides: Lifting life in the ocean
  • Abstract
  • 1: The productive ocean
  • 2: The biological carbon pump
  • 3: A nutrient-rich interior ocean
  • 4: A nutrient-limited surface ocean
  • 5: Mixing nutrients up
  • 6: Mixing life down
  • 7: Shining light in the deep
  • 8: Succession and mortality
  • 9: Ecosystem productivity
  • 10: A role for tides, turbulence, and deep production
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Tides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Data and methods to study the tidal influence on faults and volcanoes
  • 3: Case studies of tidal control on earthquakes and volcanoes
  • 4: How do tides influence seismic and volcanic activity?
  • 5: Summary and future outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Solid Earth tides
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Traditional theory and inferences from observations
  • 3: Tides on a complicated Earth
  • 4: Constraining Earth's structure
  • 5: Future tidal study
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Atmospheric tides—An Earth system signal
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Solar tides
  • 3: Lunar tides
  • 4: Importance of atmospheric tides
  • 5: Beyond Earth's modern atmosphere
  • References
  • Chapter 17: Tidal drag in exoplanet oceans
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Water in the cosmos
  • 3: Exoplanet oceans
  • 4: Ocean tides on exoplanets
  • 5: Summary
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 466
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 13, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908511
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908528

About the Editors

Mattias Green

Mattias Green is a physical oceanographer working on changes in tides and tidally driven processes on a range of scales. After earning degrees in oceanography at Goteborg University in Sweden, he moved to Bangor University in 2005. After a stint as a postdoc there, he received a NERC Advanced Fellowship, and later became senior lecturer in physical oceanography at Bangor. He is now professor of physical oceanography at Bangor and works on tides and tidally driven processes and how they change on a range of time scales – from years to eons. He has published 70 peer reviewed papers to date and his work has been highlighted by Nature, Science, The Conversation, CNN, and a number of other international outlets.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physical Oceanography, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK

Joao Duarte

João C. Duarte works in tectonics, geodynamics, and marine geology. He is an auxiliar professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at IDL, where he coordinates the research group on Continental Margins and the Deep Ocean Frontier. João has published more than 40 papers and has several edited works, including two Elsevier books entitled Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones and A Journey Through Tides, an Elsevier special volume in the Journal of Geodynamics on the “200 years of geodynamic modelling”, and an AGU monograph entitled Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards. He was awarded the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2015. In 2017, he was awarded the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists of the European Geosciences Union. He is a member of the editorial board of Communications Earth & Environment and a Fellow of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. João is passionate about science communication, and he regularly collaborates with science magazines and the media.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Researcher, Instituto Dom Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal

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